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... or a car is needed. We had to do a lot of driving to get around. First, we stopped at a little museum-type thing where we learned about the indigenous plants, people, and the volcano. There, we drank coca tea (to help with altitude sickness) and our guide showed us where the magic mushrooms grow naturally, though you aren't allowed to take them from the park; I've never been one for following rules, but I'll leave it at that. We then loaded ...
... forests. It was a tiny town with lots of gringos who've set up their own businesses. Sumita and i did a big walk on Christmas day itself in the forest and took what was described to be a shopping trolley on a pulley system above the river and forest floor. This was topped off with a great dinner at this little place that grows their own food and chocolate! We had done a short tour where we learned all ...
... pleasant man named Victor who spoke Spanish to me very slowly if I did not understand. Unfortunately I only know so many Spanish words and hearing ones I don't know slowly doesn't help much. But we appreciated the effort. He must have been a charades champion in the past because we got the message eventually. On the way to the hostel we met someone who will be forever known as steamed broccoli man. He was an American tourist looking for somewhere to retire in Ecuador given ...
Mindo is a sleepy village in the cloud forest. There are many types or orchids and other pretty flowers to be found as well as lots of birds. I really enjoyed watching the humming birds feed. The chocolate production tour was interesting, with the best bit being at the end, when you get to taste ...
... to the top. Having ascended almost 600m, passing a local family who were almost dragging an unwilling kid up and having received some last useful directions from a descending group of Americans, Caroline's final recky found us a way over the last steep rocks and we stood at the top of Cumbre Rucu Pichincha 4,696 m.a.s.l above clouds and all surrounding mountains. The views were epic, even if there was a large Israel "tag" on one if the rocks at the top and lots of ...